Iraqi Embassy in South Africa celebrates success of Arab Summit in Baghdad
The Iraqi Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa hosted a luncheon on 18/4/2012 in celebration of the success of the recent Arab Summit, held in Baghdad at the end of March 2012 and the first anniversary of His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Hisham Al-Alawi assuming his post as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iraq to the Republic of South Africa. The luncheon was attended by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Mr. Ebrahim Ebrahim as well as Arab Ambassadors accredited to South Africa and Ambassadors in DIRCO.
The Ambassador highlighted the positive results that came out of the Arab Summit and expressed optimism about the future of Iraq as an emerging democratic force in the region and one of the top ten countries in the world with the fastest growing economies.
The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation gave a short speech on this occasion during which he congratulated the Iraqi government on hosting the recent Arab Summit in Baghdad and he stressed the importance of the Middle East to South Africa.
In addition, Mr. Khalid Ba Omar, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to South Africa and the Acting Dean of Arab Diplomatic Corps, as well as the Egyptian Ambassador to South Africa Mr. Mohamed Zayed, gave short speeches in which they congratulated Iraq on the hosting of the Arab Summit and expressed optimism on the role that Iraq will play during its presidency of the Arab League. They also stated that they are looking forward to working with Iraq to ensure the economic development of the Arab region.
Embassy of Iraq in South Africa